Edmond John Blais

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-56264.jpeg UPL 56264 Edmond J. Blais, 351st, 510

WW2

Object Number - UPL 56264 - Edmond J. Blais, 351st, 510

Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4230876. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13026778
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier

Aircraft

42-29762 Coup de Grace with crew; Robert Elbert Smith (pilot) standing rear left, other crew unknown
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Coup de Grace
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
Pilot  Lt. Lloyd Christman and crew members
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Buck-Shot
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron
Ground personnel of the 351st Bomb Group work on a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29948) nicknamed "Jennie". Written on slide casing: 'Jennie, 351 BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jennie
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
Pilot  Lt. Lloyd Christman and crew members
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
A damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (42-3136) nicknamed "No Balls At All" of the 351st Bomb Group gets a new nose section from another damaged Fortress. Official caption printed on image: '(GE-16-1-351)(14-6-43)(A/C 23136)(Nose Section Replaced).' Handwritten caption on reverse: '21/5/'43.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: No Ball at All
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

9 October 1943 Anklam Mission, KIA

Born

Buffalo, New York, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 9 October 1943

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351

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351st Missions

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351st Bomb Group

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WW2

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Updated information from records from 351st

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1035 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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